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little frau last won the day on March 13 2011

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  1. But in the very early 70s it was Van's Stampede Ballroom. Girlfriends and I went there during that time. By early '72 I moved out of the area.
  2. I like all sorts of music but I don't see how any station playing only one artist's music could stay around for very long.
  3. "With my dog Remy".........I think Remington was a black lab, but am not positive. I always liked Thom and wondered why he left the station.
  4. The photo in the UH yearbook is of Houston downtown. FilioScotia has already identified the postcard as being San Antonio. The two cities had lots of the same stores. I believe the store to the very left in the postcard is Grayson, a clothing store, but I may be wrong.
  5. We visited there with a group of about 100 vintage automobiles in '07 or '08 and it was still there, complete with outbuildings and "restaurant" where we had hamburgers and trimmings. The Alamo was looking kinda sad though..... I don't know if the original owners are around now.
  6. W. T. Grant's and Kress' both were on Main Street in Houston. Mom and I would take the Shopper's Special bus (5 cents) from our home near N. Main and Quitman to downtown to shop and she took me to both many times. The Majestic Theater in Houston was on one of the east/west streets, not Main.
  7. I remember when that happened. I remember too that Mr. Ertman and Mr. Pena were both in the news during the trials, making sure that their daughters were not forgotten. I thought it was strange at the time that we almost never (if at all) saw the mothers of the two teen girls. Thankfully, the men who were responsible were caught and tried, found guilty and sentenced. Didn't at least one get the death penalty?
  8. I moved to the east end in the later 70s and I too remember a post office in that center. If I'm not mistaken, it was actually in that corner to the left of the turret.
  9. Yes, the old bank is gone. The entire block is reduced to dirt. Construction trailers and some equipment are on site. Apparently the new owner is aware of preservation minded folks because they've installed large banners on the chain linked fences with an attempt to explain their actions. The signs said something about ...........sometimes in order to serve you better, we have to use a hammer......... They tore down a bank to build another bank. Frost Bank this time. And the green space at the end of 225, there is nothing to indicate a park is planned for that location, no signs or anything.
  10. Thanks for that..........I thought I had missed your point.
  11. I had not heard about the bank! I'll have to drive over that direction tomorrow. And, interesting to see that the end of 225 as shown on the map has already been named John R. Harris Park. I haven't been over there since Memorial Day but I didn't notice any "park like" improvements then.
  12. I agree with editor in that a kid has to live with whatever name you put on him/her. I'm in the 60+ crowd and I remember kids in elementary making fun of my given name. Now, that's a long time ago but even back then, my name was "different", it's an old family name on my mom's side and it's still different today. The ridicule continued in junior high and into high school. When I hit the work force in the 60s, there was one particular guy who teased me about my name. He was a good old boy from East Texas and I know it was in fun but I'm just saying............ We are still friends today and do keep in touch. I tease him about his drawl and he teases me about my name. One of my sisters, 50+ has another old family name beginning with a Z. Those names have more recently become popular but when she was a kid, they weren't. She endured teasing too but since she was "known" by her middle name, it wasn't so bad. I do have to add though, the trend in the black community to name their children more African sounding names does not seem to have adversely affected those kiddos. When I see some of them in print I'm bewildered as to how to pronounce them but again, it doesn't seem to be a issue to others. Bottom line is, what do I know? I'm just adding my opinion and sharing a few memories. Just remember, the first name is what they will more than likely be called by teachers unless you specifically ask school personnel to use the middle name. I like the name Houston over Huston. Huston could easily be mispronounced and having to correct someone gets tiring. You either correct them or let it go. I married a man with a somewhat different last name so I get it coming and going. And Congratulations to you and your wife! All I have is boys and I think they are great!!
  13. Thanks for that. I've read about the Hines project and I did know it was to be in that area but somehow, I didn't think that was the location. I haven't been over there in probably 2 or 3 years. There is so much genealogy information online now that I haven't had reason to visit the Clayton lately.
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